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July 8, 1985
According to a midyear economic review by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the gross product for the Southern California five-county region will total $242 billion in 1985, up 9.4% from 1984. The economy of the region--including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties--would thus expand at a slower pace than in 1984, when the region's gross product increased 12.5%.
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February 16, 2014 | By James Barragan
The gig: Noel Massie is president of United Parcel Service's Southern California District, which has 20,000 employees and serves 144,000 customers in the area that includes the Southland, Hawaii and the southern tip of Nevada. On top of being responsible for a typical budget of $190 million, Massie oversees every aspect of the district's operation, including sales and customer relationships. Massie was installed as chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this year. Early days: Massie grew up in an integrated East Oakland neighborhood, where his appreciation for people with diverse backgrounds would later apply to his work at UPS. Massie attended Berkeley High School for its math and science curriculum.
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BUSINESS
February 1, 2000 | (Stephen Gregory)
Small-business owners are invited to learn about ways the Internet can help increase revenue and reduce costs at a seminar today sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Speakers also are expected to discuss specific methods of using the Internet to improve such business aspects as marketing, finance, management, customer service and employee attraction. For more information, call (213) 580-7576.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2007 | Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer
SACRAMENTO -- The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce on Monday endorsed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's healthcare proposal, including its requirement that employers chip in for workers' medical care. The chamber is the first business group to directly back that controversial part of the governor's plan.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Regional Business Outlook Conference: A panel discussion about incentives to create and retain business and the effect of government regulation on the business community will be featured at the 46th annual Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce business outlook conference, which will be held Tuesday at the Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1987 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS
Entrepreneur Laura Balverde-Sanchez earlier this month became the first Latina to become a director of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Balverde-Sanchez's election is part of a push by Chamber President Ray Remy to break the business group's long history of electing only Anglo male directors. When Remy took over the top staff job at the chamber in 1984, only 5% of the board's 65 members were minorities. Now 15% are.
REAL ESTATE
May 17, 1987
Jerve M. Jones of Peck/Jones Construction and Toshikazu Terasawa of architects O'Leary Terasawa Takahashi De Chellis & Chaffin have received lifetime achievement awards from the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Jones, president and chief executive officer of the company formed by the recent merger of Jones Brothers Construction and C.L. Peck Contractor, began working in the Los Angeles construction industry in 1935. His firm is one of the largest builders in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2004 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously endorsed Mayor James K. Hahn's controversial modernization plan for Los Angeles International Airport, but with several conditions. Board members concurred with other influential business organizations, including the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., however, that the mayor must revise portions of his $9-billion plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1987 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce provided key support Thursday for a novel program that promises to deliver 1,500 jobs to graduating seniors at six inner-city high schools next year. Called the Genesis project, the jobs program is a joint effort of the Los Angeles school district and two grass-roots community groups with bases in East Los Angeles and South-Central Los Angeles--the United Neighborhoods Organization and the South-Central Organizing Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer is exploring a deal to buy the downtown headquarters of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and turn it into a school that could relieve overcrowding in the Belmont area. The chamber building would be combined with a district property across the street to create a campus that could serve up to 1,500 students. If the deal goes through and the site clears environmental reviews, the school could open as early as next September, one district official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2007 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
More than 200 of the Los Angeles region's top civic and business officials -- some of them adversaries back home -- kicked off a two-day lobbying blitz in the nation's capital Tuesday to secure more federal money for transportation, education, anti-gang programs and other priorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2006 | Duke Helfand and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Labor and business leaders in Los Angeles have found something big to agree on: They are promoting several major public works bonds on Tuesday's state ballot. The alliance between the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce seeks, on one hand, more jobs in the construction of roads, housing and schools, and, on the other, more opportunities for companies that stand to reap a bonanza from the building boom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2006 | Jim Newton, Times Staff Writer
Burying the hatchet from last year's election, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa greeted a group of Los Angeles business leaders at City Hall on Thursday, acknowledging that many of them had questioned his suitability for mayor but expressing appreciation that they have supported his major initiatives in his first year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2006 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
The text of a ballot measure that would ask voters to ease term limits in Los Angeles and impose restrictions on lobbyists was crafted by a prominent law firm that represents lobbyists in the city, raising a new round of controversy Thursday. The measure was written by the Sutton Law Firm of San Francisco, which represents the Los Angeles Lobbyist and Public Affairs Assn. and has often represented lobbyists before the city Ethics Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2004 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously endorsed Mayor James K. Hahn's controversial modernization plan for Los Angeles International Airport, but with several conditions. Board members concurred with other influential business organizations, including the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., however, that the mayor must revise portions of his $9-billion plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2002 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual alliance, the Los Angeles County Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor on Wednesday jointly announced their support of a proposed parcel tax to raise money for trauma care. The two groups typically take conflicting positions on business and labor issues, but stood together on the steps of County-USC Medical Center to endorse what Chamber of Commerce President Rusty Hammer called "part of the solution."
BUSINESS
November 9, 1991 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California is headed for a modest recovery that may not kick into full gear until 1993, as some key industries continue to lose jobs next year, according to a new forecast by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. The outlook, released Friday, predicted that the "big losers" in employment next year will be aerospace manufacturing and the federal government. By contrast, job gains are forecast for service industries, low-tech manufacturing and state and local government.
BUSINESS
January 2, 1990 | KATHY M. KRISTOF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Consumer prices rose 5.9% in Los Angeles during 1989. But it may have seemed like a stiffer boost if you're a woman in need of a haircut or a consumer hooked on cornflakes, because prices of those items rose much more sharply, according to a survey by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Meanwhile, those living on tuna and Coca-Cola are finding them easier to buy because prices of those and a handful of other items decreased, the survey showed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer is exploring a deal to buy the downtown headquarters of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and turn it into a school that could relieve overcrowding in the Belmont area. The chamber building would be combined with a district property across the street to create a campus that could serve up to 1,500 students. If the deal goes through and the site clears environmental reviews, the school could open as early as next September, one district official said.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2000 | (Stephen Gregory)
Small-business owners are invited to learn about ways the Internet can help increase revenue and reduce costs at a seminar today sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Speakers also are expected to discuss specific methods of using the Internet to improve such business aspects as marketing, finance, management, customer service and employee attraction. For more information, call (213) 580-7576.
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